A blog that explores the limitless possibilities of a gap year
In this online journal, EF Gap Year celebrates those brave individuals who dare to pave their own paths, find moments of learning in unexpected places, and continuously strive to expand their own universes.
There are many reasons why parents worry about sending their graduating seniors on gap year before college. But recent studies show, most of these worries are unfounded. Here are the most common gap year worries harbored by parents—and some data to help puts those fears to rest. 1) Gap Years are for the rich,…READ MORE
The term gap year is thrown around a lot these days, but it’s important to understand exactly what it is people are referring to. Unfortunately, when a lot of people hear “gap year” they think of sitting on your parents couch and binge watching Netflix in lieu of freshman year. While some people might choose to…READ MORE
The gap year is gaining popularity but it is still a fairly new concept. It can be difficult to shake your gap year fears as it is hard to find answers to the questions and doubts you might have. In reality, a gap year can be beneficial to your academic career, future job prospects and…READ MORE
After 13 years of rigorous academics in a very competitive school system, I felt burnout and lacked the motivation to continue on with my studies. I performed well in the classes I enjoyed, but not so well in others that bored me. Learning in the classroom was no longer something I enjoyed, it was something…READ MORE
Start your EF Gap Year in splendor—at Ashridge House Ashridge House is a lavish former English country estate that has been home to Ashridge Business School since 1959, and Hult International Business School since 2015. Since its beginning in 1283, however, Ashridge has worn many hats; it was home to King Henry VIII, a…READ MORE